“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.”
This statement from Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, the Kolokotrones University Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard University, serves as shorthand for the mission statement of Partners In Health, the organization he helped found three decades ago to advance the belief that health is a human right.
With a growing team of health-care professionals, volunteers and donors, Farmer is spreading his philosophy of social justice and quality medical care to the most destitute parts of the world.
Read: “In the company of the poor,” Partners in Health blog
This lecture is presented as part of Washington University’s Assembly Series.
Note NEW LOCATION: the 560 Music Building, 560 Trinity Ave. in University City. There will be a free shuttle service running from the Danforth University Center entrance beginning at 5:30 pm and running continuously until 9:30 pm.
Event Sponsors: Student Union/GlobeMed; Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences; Global Health Center at the Institute for Public Health; Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series and the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at the School of Law; Biologic Therapeutics Center in the School of Medicine; Assembly Series' John and Flossie Ernest Fund